San Marcos, TX Population

Population: 34,733. Estimated population in July 2020: 46,111 (+32.8% change)
Males: 17,082 (49.2%), Females: 17,651 (50.8%)

Hays County

Zip codes: 78666.

Median resident age: 23.3 years
Median household income: $25,809
Median house value: $83,400

Races in San Marcos:

  • White Non-Hispanic (55.2%)
  • Hispanic (36.5%)
  • Other race (17.0%)
  • Black (5.5%)
  • Two or more races (2.9%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (15.0%), Irish (8.1%), English (6.5%), United States (3.8%), French (2.9%), Italian (2.9%).

Elevation: 619 feet

Land area: 18.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in San Marcos

  • High school or higher: 79.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.7%
  • Mean travel time to work: 20.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in San Marcos city

  • Never married: 58.0%
  • Now married: 29.8%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 4.0%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

4.8% Foreign born (3.2% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: +5,609 (+19.3%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in San Marcos:

  • CENTRAL TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER (1301 WONDER WORLD DRIVE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near San Marcos:

  • MCKENNA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; NEW BRAUNFELS, TX)
  • GUADALUPE VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 22 miles; SEGUIN, TX)
  • SETON EDGAR B DAVIS (about 24 miles; LULING, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to San Marcos:

  • AUSTIN-BERGSTROM INTL (about 29 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Abbreviation: AUS)
  • SAN ANTONIO INTL (about 44 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Abbreviation: SAT)
  • LACKLAND AFB (KELLY FLD ANNEX) (about 56 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Abbreviation: SKF)
Other public-use airports nearest to San Marcos:

Amtrak station:
SAN MARCOS (LBJ DR. & COMAL ST.). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges and Universities

College/University in San Marcos:

  • SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 18,822; Location: 601 UNIVERSITY DR; Public; Website: www.swt.edu; Offers Doctor’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near San Marcos:

  • SAINT EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY (about 29 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,870)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (about 32 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 46,503)
  • AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 36 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 12,819)
  • UNIVERSITY OF THE INCARNATE WORD (about 45 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,734)
  • SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE (about 49 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 11,226)
  • TRINITY UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,474)
  • ST PHILIPS COLLEGE (about 49 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,778)

Schools

Public high schools in San Marcos:

  • SAN MARCOS H S (Students: 1,891; Location: 1301 STATE HWY 123; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • PRIDE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 79; Location: 540 STAPLES RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools in San Marcos:

  • SAN MARCOS BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 305; Location: 2801 RANCH ROAD 12; Grades: 6 – 12)
  • SAN MARCOS CENTER SCHOOL (Students: 147; Location: 120 BERT BROWN ROAD; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • HILL COUNTRY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 123; Location: PO BOX 2149; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in San Marcos:

  • HERNANDEZ INT (Students: 959; Location: 333 STAGECOACH TRL; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • TRAVIS EL (Students: 696; Location: 1437 POST RD; Grades: KG – 04)
  • CROCKETT EL (Students: 693; Location: 1300 GIRARD ST; Grades: KG – 04)
  • DEZAVALA EL (Students: 633; Location: F M 621 S; Grades: KG – 04)
  • BOWIE EL (Students: 629; Location: 1225 HWY 123; Grades: KG – 04)
  • GOODNIGHT J H (Students: 600; Location: 607 PETER GARZA; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • MILLER J H (Students: 450; Location: 301 FOXTAIL RUN; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • BONHAM PK (Students: 419; Location: 210 LEE ST; Grades: PK – PK)
  • SAN MARCOS PREP SCHOOL (Students: 124; Location: 715 VALLEY ST; Grades: PK – 08)
  • HAYS CO JUVENILE JUSTICE ALTERNATI (Students: 3; Location: 501 S LBJ DR; Grades: 05 – 12)
Private primary/middle schools in San Marcos:

  • WONDERLAND SCHOOL (Students: 191; Location: 302 COUNTRY ESTATES DR; Grades: PK – 5)
  • THE MASTER’S SCHOOL (Students: 94; Location: 329 NORTH ST #A; Grades: KG – 5)
  • SAN MARCOS ADVENTIST JUNIOR AC (Students: 24; Location: PO BOX 801; Grades: PK – 7)

Libraries

Library in San Marcos:

  • SAN MARCOS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $865,815; Location: 625 E HOPKINS ST; 120,922 books; 1,917 audio materials; 3,871 video materials; 240 serial subscriptions)

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